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Discovering the Story of the Reeves Archive in Sussex

Lardinois, Brigitte (2014) Discovering the Story of the Reeves Archive in Sussex. In: Beyond the View: (New) Perspectives on Seaside Photography, 10-11 July 2014, Southeast Archive of Seaside Photography, Canterbury Christ Church University.

Type of Research: Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item
Creators: Lardinois, Brigitte

Keynote paper about the Reeves Archive in Sussex.

Edward Reeves took up studio photography circa 1855. Today his great-grandson Tom is still running the business at 159 High Street, Lewes. This studio is believed to be the oldest continuously operated photographic studio in the world. Today it houses an archive of over 100,000 glass plates taken by the first three owners as well as approximately 150,000 images taken by Tom Reeves the current owner, on film and as digital files. Unusually the family has kept business ledgers and the related paperwork. This archive is both a unique record of the daily life of Lewes and the history of commercial photographic practice.

Official Website: http://beyondtheview.org.uk/2014-conference-beyond-the-view-new-perspectives-on-seaside-photography/
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Communication
Research Centres/Networks > Photography & the Archive Research Centre (PARC)
Date: 10 July 2014
Related Websites: http://reevesarchive.co.uk/, http://photographyresearchcentre.co.uk/what-we-do/conferences/2014-beyond-the-view
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Event Location: Southeast Archive of Seaside Photography, Canterbury Christ Church University
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2015 13:39
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2015 13:40
Item ID: 8348
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/8348

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